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Finding and Reporting Sites - Video

Finding and recording sites is one of archaeology’s most essential functions, supporting both site preservation and understanding. Here, MVAC Research Intern Cindy Kocik describes how archaeologists find and report sites, from project planning to choosing fieldwork methods to documentation and reporting. Following applicable laws, adhering to ethical guidelines, and reporting sites to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) all help to ensure that these irreplaceable cultural resources are treated appropriately, and that site information is preserved for future planning, preservation, and study.